It's been quite the week in WV, and we hope WVStrong has given you a fresh perspective on the headlines. Here's a quick run-down of some of our stories for the week incase you missed any. Be sure to share your favorite WV Strong stories with your friends and family!
Shott Talks Impeachment: By Dan Heyman
WV Strong's Dan Heyman sat down with WV House of Delegates Judiciary Chair, Delegate John Shott, after Thursday's impeachment hearing to discuss the ongoing investigations into the West Virginia State Supreme Court...Read More
Getting Ahead Of Addiction
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The Opioid Crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing West Virginia today. The common thinking about how to stop this crisis focuses mainly focuses on doctors, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical companies. Of course stopping the access to opioids is a huge step that must be made to stopping this crisis, but pills exist in all 50 states. Shouldn't we also be looking at the factors that left West Virginia so vulnerable to addiction...Read More
House Judiciary, The Committee with The Big Job: By Dan Heyman
Charleston, WV – As the House Judiciary Committee details of charges against state supreme court justices, the chair says it now looks unlikely they will finish their work on the timetable he wanted to meet...Read More
Pay Up & Die Cheaply: By Bil Lepp
Several years ago I was eating supper and bit down on something hard. It felt like I had been shot in the jaw with a rusty 16 penny nail. This was at about 7:00 PM. I couldn't go to a dentist for several reasons. Dentists aren't open at 7:00 PM. Also, I did not have a dentist. I had not been to a dentist in about a decade. Which sort of explains the random exploding tooth syndrome...Read More
The Plodding Plotting Parliament Asks For Overtime: By Bil Lepp
West Virginia legislators make $20,000 for the 60 day regular legislative period. That’s $333 a day.
If you get paid $10.00 an hour, and are lucky enough to work forty hours a week, you make about $19,200 a year...Read More